Ronnie James Dio was resurrected late last year via hologram in Germany of all places, for the Dio Disciples festival. Reports have come in, that the former frontman for Black Sabbath, Dio, Rainbow, and Heaven and Hell‘s hologram will make a world tour.
Dio Disciples will offer backing to the undead hologram. The group consist of Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Craig Goldy, and Bjorn Englen.
For now, fans of the undead, holograms, and any of the aforementioned groups, can catch the currently announced tour, which is slated to kick off on November 30 in Helsinki, Finland at The Circus and wrap up at 113 on December 21 in Tilberg, Netherlands.
More dates are expected to be announced, including stops in both North and South America, Australia, and Asia.
Rolling Stone spoke with Dio’s widow. She stated:
“[The tour] gives the fans that saw Ronnie perform an opportunity to see him again and new fans that never got to see him a chance to see him for the first time. We hope everyone will enjoy the show that we have all worked so hard to put together.”
Dio Returns Tour
11/30 Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
12/3 Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset
12/4 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller Music Hall
12/6 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
12/13 Barcelona, Spain – Bikini
12/15 Santander, Spain – Escenario Santander
12/17 Bucharest, Romania – Arelene Romane
12/20 Antwer, Belgium – Trix
12/21 Tilberg, Netherlands – 013